Pacific Northwest Ecosystem Resilience

Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) Table

Cross et al. (2012)1 developed the participatory Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) framework that considers the effects of climate change in the development of management actions for particular species, ecosystems and ecological functions. The ACT framework is based on the premise that effective adaptation of management decisions to climate change can rely on local knowledge of an ecosystem and does not necessarily require detailed projections of climate change or its effects. We applied the ACT framework to 3 different targets during the April 2014 workshops. The worksheet below illustrates the results of those discussions, defining the features of interest (Cascade torrent salamander, tailed frog, western hemlock, municipal water) chosen by workshop participants in three different working groups. Intervention points were also identified and included in those tables.